An imaginative and diverse blend of guitar-driven instrumental Surf, Jazz, and Rock.
The Chris Shahin Band is a guitar, bass, drums and sax ensemble which plays an eclectic and original mix of guitar-driven instrumental music. The music draws from surf, jazz, rock, and world music influences. The result is a blend that is imaginative, unique and artistic yet very listenable and always entertaining. The band is based out of San Jose, CA. Guitar Player magazine said, "Ringing open string voicings and guttural low register lines duke it out with Chuck Berry double stops, palm shudders in a reverb-friendly, cinematic surfmosphere." - December 1997 Guitar Player Magazine Spotlight Column.
The Chris Shahin Band was also chosen to be on the modern surf compilation CD Brine (Beach Records) including the Mermen, DJ Spooky and others.
The Tenth Degree, the band's first full-length independent release, is a guitar-laden CD that ranges from Psychedelic Rock (The Industrial Juggernaut) to jazz influenced surf (Surf's Down) to Spanish acoustic stylings (Baja Cactus).
Personnel includes: Chris Shahin - Guitars Scott Johnson - Sax Eric Wilson - Bass Sameer Gupta - Drums and Percussion Paul Mansky - Bass (track 4 and 12)
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